Other Concepts on Authorship

  • Acknowledgements: Contributions from anyone who does not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed, with permission from the contributor in the Acknowledgements section (for example, to recognize contributions from people who provided technical help, collation of data, writing assistance, acquisition of funding, or a department chairperson who provided general support).
  • Additional Authorship Options: Joint first or senior authorship: In the case of joint first authorship, a footnote should be added to the author listing, e.g. ‘X and Y should be considered joint first author’ or ‘X and Y should be considered joint senior author.’

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